James B. Castle High School

School ID - 301
45-386 Kaneohe Bay Drive,
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
Castle HS Entrance
Phone: (808) 305-0700
Fax:(808) 233-5623
Dr. Bernadette Tyrell 
Academy of Arts & Business
Lia McCall
Academy of Innovation
Colleen Everett
Academy of Medical Services & Culinary Arts
Shawn Mashino
We are developing global citizens who positively contribute to society.
Build Character, Strive for Competence, Instill Commitment

James B. Castle High School is located in Kaneohe, on the Windward side of the island of Oahu.  Established in 1951, it is considered a commuter community with 94.7 percent of the adult population working outside the area. Once considered rural, it is now a densely populated residential area (population of 50,000) with a mix of condominiums, single-family dwellings, acre estates, five small public housing complexes, commercial businesses, and some light industry.  


With a student body of 1,100, James B. Castle High School serves a socio-economically diverse community from suburban Kaneohe to rural Kualoa. The high school is the largest of four in the Windward District. The Castle Complex consists of Castle High School, King Intermediate School and eight elementary feeder schools (Kaneohe, Puohala, Kapunahala, Benjamin Parker, Heeia, Ahuimanu, Kahaluu and Waiahole). After 70 years, the Knight Pride of Castle is deeply ingrained in longtime Kaneohe residents. Clearly, Castle High School has a way of "keeping its people," as many alumni have returned here to teach, work, or volunteer.


All students transition into the Freshman Academy and in 10th grade choose a college & career academy based on their career interest. There are eight different pathways: Automotive Technology, Business, Culinary, Engineering, Medical, Natural Resources, Theater Arts, and Visual Arts.  Students participate in various integrated projects and community partnerships to reinforce the connection between their education and the real world and what it takes to become successful in today’s society. 


Students have the opportunity to take AP (Advanced Placement) courses and/or participate in the Dual Credit programs: Running Start, where students take college courses at a community college, and/or Early College courses at CHS,  earning high school as well as college credits.

WASC Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges - 6 Years
Castle Students
Castle Students
SY 2023-2024
Fall Enrollment